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Blog Tour: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen + Giveaway

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Once and for All by Sarah Dessen


Published June 6th 2017 by Viking Books for Young Readers

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.



I was sent a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

This was my forth Sarah Dessen book and they’re so addicting and fun. Dessen books have become my new favorite way to get out of reading slumps.

I, for some unknown reason, had absurdly high expectations for Once and for All. I don’t know if it was the cute colors of the cover or the synopsis was calling to me but I went into this book expecting a lot. And it actually delivered for the most part. I’m very impressed that a book that I had high hopes for wasn’t a complete fail.
I thought the plot of this book was extremely fun and I can definitely see myself rereading Once and for All. I loved all the weddings so much. It was really different from other books I’ve read and I appreciated that a lot.
I also really liked the characters. I loved the dynamics between Louna and Ambrose. The dialogue between them was awesome and I really fell in love with both characters.
I loved how realistic Louna and Ambrose’s relationship was. There wasn’t any insta-love, which I’m not a fan of, so that was a big plus for me.
The only thing I’m not really into is how even though Louna and her mom are described as having olive skin tones early on in the book, that doesn’t seem to be reflected on the cover of the book. I wish there had been a more accurate and representative model on the cover.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and it’s definitely one of my favorite books from Sarah (tied with Just Listen for my favorite). I loved Louna and Ambrose so much and I’m still laughing over some of the things Ambrose said. If you want a fun YA contemporary, I definitely recommend Once and for All.


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Once and For All Tour



About the author

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Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association. Sarah lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at










  • Eirene Tungal

    I’m excited about this book of Sarah Dessen!!

  • marvelousbooksblog

    I’ve never read a Sarah Dessen book before, but this sounds really interesting!

  • KM

    I love Sarah Dessen so much, and I think she’s really maturing as a writer.

  • Svetlana Stephens

    I really want to read this book and I would be so grateful if I received a copy of it!

  • Svetlana Stephens

    I have heard amazing things about Sarah Dessen and would love to finally read one of her novels!!!

  • xenaslife

    Once and For All sounds like such a cool book! I’ll be looking out for it once it gets released!

  • cyanreads

    Once and For All Looks great. Can’t wait to read it!

  • marvelousbooksblog

    Great review 👌🏼

  • Sabreena N.

    Its honestly hard for me to pick just one favorite Sarah Dessen book so I’ll tell you my four favorites out of all of them but my absolute favorites are Just Listen, the Truth About Forever, Along for the Ride and Saint Anything. I really can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Once and for All because it sounds so good! Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  • Beware Of The Reader

    Great review! I nominated you on for The Unique Blogger Award ;-)

  • ThePrincessCourtney

    I loved this review, and I cannot wait to read this novel. I must! I would love to receive a copy.

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